2019 + 2020 Best Small SUVs & Crossovers

NEW MODELS AND MAJOR REDESIGNS WORTH WAITING FOR

If you're in the market for a small, mid-size SUV or crossover, you've got a lot of choices right now. From long-running models like the Ford Explorer to brand new entries including the Cadillac XT4 and XT6, Nissan Kicks, Volvo XC40, or return of the Chevy Blazer. This year also brings us some new all-electric utilities void of a hybrid engine-motor setup. Here, we outline brand new entries either on sale now or arriving sometime in 2019; both 2019 and 2020 models featured. We've organized this guide as follows:

  • 1. 2019 Affordable Compact & Luxury Crossovers
  • 2. Electric Crossovers New for 2019
  • 3. Mid-Size & Small 2019 & 2020 SUVs

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1. 2019 Affordable Compact & Luxury Crossovers

Smaller luxury and affordable haulers with enough cargo and capabilities for small families or urban dwellers

2019 CADILLAC XT4

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First Drive: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Review

Sure, it's a crowded segment but Cadillac's new 2019 XT4 subcompact luxury crossover is a bold contender boasting the most size & horsepower in its class.

Key Specs & Features:

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine (standard)
  • 9-speed automatic transmission (standard)
  • Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 237 @ 5000
  • Torque (lb.- ft.) @ RPM: 258 @ 1500-4000
  • 18" 10-spoke alloy wheels (standard)

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • 2019 Luxury: $34,795
  • 2019 Premium Luxury: $39,295
  • 2019 Sport: $39,295
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • 2019 Luxury: $37,795
  • 2019 Premium Luxury: $42,795
  • 2019 Sport: $42,795

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2019 LINCOLN NAUTILUS

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Island Vibes: Exploring Tofino in Lincoln’s New Nautilus SUV

2019 Nautilus Review: Lincoln replaces its mid-size MKX with a sharp new SUV sporting a new name, redesigned look, updated turbo engines.

Key Specs & Features:

  • Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 engine standard
  • Twin-Turbocharged 2.7L V6 optional
  • 8-Speed SelectShift Automatic transmission with paddle activation
  • Front Wheel Drive standard
  • Lane Keeping System standard
  • 18" Alloy Painted Aluminum Wheels standard
  • Heated, 10-way power front seats with power lumbar and driver-side memory standard

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • 2019 Standard - $40,340
  • 2019 Select - $44,545
  • 2019 Reserve - $48,875
  • 2019 Black Label - $56,895
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • 2019 Select - $50,450
  • 2019 Reserve - $55,550

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2019 LEXUS UX

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First Look: Lexus Unveils First-Ever 2019 UX Crossover Arriving this December

The muscular little UX is the company's first-ever compact luxury crossover, joining the family of GX, LX, NX, and three-row RX sport utilities.

Key Specs & Features:

  • 2.0L In-Line 4 engine
  • 10-speed Direct-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 169 horspower
  • 151 lb-ft @ 4,800 torque
  • 16-valve DOHC, (VVT-iE) intake, (VVT-i) exhaust
  • 118 mph top track speed

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • 2019 UX 200 - $32,000
  • 2019 UX 200 LUXURY - $37,200
  • 2019 UX 250h - $34,000
  • 2019 UX 250h LUXURY - $39,200
  • 2019 UX 200 F SPORT - $34,000
  • 2019 UX 250h F SPORT - $36,000
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • 2019 UX 200 FWD - $37,100
  • 2019 UX 250H AWD - $39,700

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2019 NISSAN KICKS

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First Drive: 2018 Nissan Kicks Review | Handsome Cousin Finally Arrives

We won’t miss the odd-ball, peculiar-looking Nissan Juke. Fortunately, Nissan’s new, sharply-designed subcompact finally joins its North American family. Good timing, Kicks.

Key Specs & Features:

  • 122-hp, 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine DOHC engine
  • CVT transmission
  • Horsepower – 122 hp @ 5,800 rpm
  • Torque – 114 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
  • Drivetrain – Front engine/front-wheel drive
  • 16" Steel wheels with full wheel cover standard
  • 7.0" colour touch-screen monitor standard

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • 2019 Kicks S - $18,540
  • 2019 Kicks SV - $20,250
  • 2019 Kicks SR - $20,870
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • 2019 Kicks S - $17,998
  • 2019 Kicks SV - $20,998
  • 2019 Kicks SR - $23,098

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2019 VOLVO XC40

Key Specs & Features:

  • In-line 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine
  • Front Wheel Drive for lower trims
  • All-wheel Drive for top trims
  • 187 hp @ 4700 rpm
  • 221 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
  • 360° Surround View Camera standard
  • 9" Center Display w/Touch Screen standard

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • 2019 T4 Inscription - $38,250
  • 2019 T4 Momentum - $33,700
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • 2019 Momentum - $40,300
  • 2019 R-Design - $44,550
  • 2019 Inscription - $47,050

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2. Electric Crossovers New for 2019

Here are 3 all-electric (non-hybrid) crossovers all-new for 2019 if gasoline isn't your thing

2019 HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC

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Aloha All-New 2018 Kona: Hyundai’s Smallest Member of Growing Crossover Family

Debuting In South Korea Then Arriving To North America, Hyundai’s All-New 2018 Kona Will Fit In Amongst The Growing Segment Of Oddball Compact Crossovers.

Key Specs & Features:

  • Interior permanent magnet synchronous electric motor
  • Electric motor power output 150 kW (201 hp)
  • Electric motor torque 290 lb-ft.
  • Battery type Lithium-ion polymer (LiPB)
  • Battery capacity 64.0 kWh
  • Battery power output 170 kW
  • Maximum EV operation speed 167 km/h
  • Front-wheel drive

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • Unreleased
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • KONA Electric - $45,599

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2019 AUDI E-TRON QUATTRO

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Audi E-Tron Production Model Coming Early 2018

The Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept isn't merely a 2016 Q7 - a little smaller with a chopped roofline, the E-Tron drops early 2018.

Key Specs & Features:

  • 0-60 mph in 5.5 sec.
  • 300 kW with boost engage technology
  • Towing Capacity - 4,000 lbs
  • Five modes, including off-road air suspension
  • Capable of fast charging - 150 kW DC
  • 95 kWh battery

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • e-tron: US $74,800
  • CANADIAN PRICE:
  • 2019 Q8 Progressiv: C $81,200
  • 2019 Q8 Technik: C $88,800

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2019 JAGUAR I-PACE

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I-PACE Concept Unveiled in LA: Jaguar’s First All-Electric Vehicle

Unveiled at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the idea behind the I-PACE Concept is to be everything to all people, we think: a sports car, a performance car, a family car and an SUV all in one.

Key Specs & Features:

  • One full charge provides a range of up to 234 miles
  • 60 mph in 4.5 seconds
  • 90 kWh battery
  • Motors generate 394 HP and 512 Lb-Ft of torque
  • Rear cargo space of over 25.3 cubic feet and 0.95 cubic feet in the front storage compartment
  • 0-80% charge in 85 minutes

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • 2019 I-Pace S - $69,500
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • 2020 I-Pace S - $89,800
  • 2020 I-Pace SE - $95,800
  • 2020 I-Pace HSE - $99,800

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3. Smaller, Mid-Size 2019 & 2020 SUVs

New 3-row SUVs larger than compacts and smaller than 7-passenger haulers

2020 CADILLAC XT6

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Cadillac Rounds Out SUV Family with 2020 XT6 3-Row Luxury Hauler

With orders beginning this spring & production shortly after, the new 2020 Cadillac XT6 offers families an Escalade option with all the 3-row & cargo benefits.

Key Specs & Features:

  • Engine type: 3.6L V6
  • Horsepower: 310 hp
  • Torque: 271 lb/ft
  • 3rd row seating
  • 9-speed automatic transmission

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • Unreleased
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • Unreleased

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2019 CHEVY BLAZER

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First Drive: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Review

Correct, the 2019 Chevy Blazer is NOT the rough-and-ready truck from yesteryear. We head to San Diego & review the stylish mid-size SUV flossing bold looks.

Key Specs & Features:

  • 5-passenger seating
  • FWD, 3.6L V6 engine
  • Horsepower - 305 @ 6600
  • Torque - 269 @ 5000
  • Transmission - 9-speed automatic, electronically-controlled with overdrive
  • 1,500 lbs maximum conventional trailering
  • 4.2" diagonal color Driver Information Center standard
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capable standard

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • 2019 L - $29,995
  • 2019 RS - $41,795
  • 2019 Premier - $43,895
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • Blazer 2.5L FWD - $35,200
  • Blazer 3.6L FWD cloth - $37,400
  • Blazer 3.6L AWD cloth - $40,400
  • Blazer 3.6L AWD leather - $43,400
  • Blazer RS AWD - $46,400
  • Blazer Premier AWD - $48,800

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2020 FORD EXPLORER

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Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer: Here are 7 Major Updates

Sporting a complete design overhaul, the 6th-generation 2020 Ford Explorer arrives at dealers this Fall. Leaner & more powerful than before.

Key Specs & Features:

  • 3.0L EcoBoost turbo engine
  • Projected 365-hp
  • Projected 380 lb.-ft. of torque
  • New 10-speed transmission
  • New Explorer Hybrid offered
  • New sportier Explorer ST offered with 400 horsepower
  • Tow up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with a Class III Trailer Tow Package
  • 8-inch digital touch screen with SYNC3 standard
  • 12.3-inch customizable cluster, standard on Platinum and ST

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • Unreleased
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • Unreleased

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2020 LINCOLN AVIATOR

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World Debut: Lincoln’s Elegant 2020 Aviator Mid-Size SUV Takes the Fight to Q7, XC90,...

The wraps have come off Lincoln’s new three-row, mid-size luxury SUV. The sleek Aviator offers twin-turbo V6 power and a plug-in hybrid option, and goes on sale from summer 2019.

Key Specs & Features:

  • Twin-Turbocharged 3.0L V6 Engine with Stop-Start Technology
  • Ten-Speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission
  • Hybrid powertrain optional
  • Adaptive Suspension (included with AWD) optional
  • 10" LCD touch-screen in center-stack standard
  • Second-Row Captain's Chairs with mini-floor console and PowerFold Easy Entry standard
  • Second-Row Bench Seat – 35/30/35 Power Tip-and-Slide Release optional

Starting Price (Excluding fees/charges):

  • US PRICE:
  • Unreleased
  • CANADA PRICE:
  • Unreleased

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